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Concerns Small Number Of New gTLDs Hit By Phishers: There are reports that new gTLDs are already a boon for...

Concerns Small Number Of New gTLDs Hit By Phishers Tweet There are reports that new gTLDs are already a boon for phishers with a report in Infosecurity Magazine saying "it's s a worrying trend that shows fresh addressing to be a boon for phishers and spammers -- at least at first." The report claims "there appears to be a hierarchy establishing itself in terms of who uses which and for what purposes -- and some TLDs are more likely than others to be exploited by the bad guys." "Out of curiosity, we checked our honeypot logs for the past 60 days to see if any malicious activity came from these new TLDs," explained Jerome Segura, a researcher at Malwarebytes, in a blog , adding that many of them have already been compromised. "It is important to note that the majority of the domains involved were not registered by the bad guys themselves," he said. "Instead, what we observed...

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